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Demetrious Johnson's success has made him a fixture in the flyweight division. The weight class is still growing and stars have emerged but because of a shallow talent pool, relatively unknown fighters are getting big opportunities. Enter, John Moraga, a gritty fighter with an incredible skillset but still relatively untested in the UFC with only two fights. Will he be up for the challenge?
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Next up and arguably the biggest fight on the card we look at No. 3 welterweight, Rory MacDonald vs. No. 4 welterweight, Jake Ellenberger. The end result of this fight will make big waves at the 170 lb division as a win from either fighter could potentially elevate them to a title shot.
Let's see how this'll pan out:
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Demetrious Johnson used an armbar on John Moraga late in the fifth round and successfully defended his UFC flyweight championship with a submission victory Saturday night before a partisan hometown crowd.
Johnson, making the second defense of the flyweight crown, controlled most of the fight, then ended it at 3:43 of the fifth round, bending Moraga's right arm to the point referee...
(via Getty Image)Demetrious Johnson won his UFC Flyweight Championship with a split decision over Joseph Benavidez at UFC 152 a little less than one year ago, and it wasn’t notable because two talented fighters put on a hell of a show for their up-and-coming division, but because the crowd basically booed them the whole time. Such is the Sisyphisian boulder of the UFC’s little...
In the main event, Demetrious Johnson puts his UFC flyweight title on the line against unsung challenger John Moraga, while a pair of welterweight title contenders -- Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger -- lock horns in the co-main event.
Also on the main card, Robbie Lawler and Bobby Voelker will go toe-to-toe in an exciting welterweight slugfest, while former women's bantamweight...
Hometown star Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson finished highly touted challenger John Moraga with a beautiful armbar in the main event FOX UFC Saturday: Johnson vs Moraga.
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Main Event: Title Fight
Demetrious Johnson (17-2-1) vs. John Moraga (13-1-0)
Round 1: Herb Dean has the honors in the championship...
It's prediction time!
With FOX UFC Saturday: Johnson vs Moraga right around the corner, it was about time we got some fight predictions from Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian on UFC Tonight.
First up, Sonnen and Florian weigh-in on the welterweight tilt between "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler and Strikeforce import Bobby Voelker. Lawler, a grizzled veteran of 13 years in the...
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Demetrious Johnson vs John Moraga
Moraga presents challenges no matter where the fight goes and has a considerable height and reach advantage on the champion. Johnson always seems to find his groove around the third round though, and...
The UFC returns to action tonight for the 8th instalment of the FOX UFC Saturday series, this time featuring a flyweight title fight between inaugural champ Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga. The event also features an interesting co-main event between welterweights Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger as well as Robbie Lawler vs. late replacement Bobby Voelker. Check back here at...
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• Catchweight Bout (137 lbs) Yaotzin Meza (20-8) defeats John Albert (7-5) via RNC - Round 2, 2:49
• Lightweight Bout: Justin Salas (11-4)...